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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated....
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Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes....
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Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding - an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community....
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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

LONDON (AP) -- Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday....
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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

PHOENIX (AP) -- A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center....
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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity....
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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday....
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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes....
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Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

BERLIN (AP) -- Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor....
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Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Loretta Lynch will be confirmed to become the first African American woman to hold the nation's highest law-enforcement job. <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
83%
No
17%
Total Votes: 7,478

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly?

Yes:
60%
No:
40%
Total Votes: 22,363